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Who makes the best 5 wood?


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#31 Mikey5e

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:51 PM

Is there such a thing as a best 5-wood? Or is it just a matter of opinions? I think the latter.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

View Postcliffhanger, on 13 May 2018 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostDouble Dutch, on 13 May 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

All 5 woods will perform pretty much the same. If you like your 917F3, I would start out trying an F2 5 wood with the same shaft. It will be the most like your 3 wood, in looks and feel, but it should be easier to hit off the deck.
i have been looking at the F2 to start however don't want to limit my options... some 5 woods look very closed and upright so i doubt they all perform pretty much the same.

If you’re worried about a closed face angle, you could consider a higher lofted adjustable club and turn the loft down, which opens the face angle.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

V steel is the best fairway woods ever made.  Not the longest, but the best blend of playability off the deck and tee.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

View PostOldplayer, on 14 May 2018 - 03:51 AM, said:

Don't worry about all the newer stuff. The best 5 wood ever made was the Taylormade V-steel. 18 degrees.
Not just a classic but the GOAT.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

View PostOldplayer, on 14 May 2018 - 03:51 AM, said:

Don't worry about all the newer stuff. The best 5 wood ever made was the Taylormade V-steel. 18 degrees.
Not just a classic but the GOAT.

Yes, VSteel 5W is GOAT. I used to have it as my driver when, I was a kid just starting out. If I were to pick the all time greatest 5 Woods, I would say: 1. VSteel, 2. Ping K15, 3. TEE XCG5, 4. Ping G25 4wood, 5. Adams T2L Ti.

But for Cliffhanger’s use, just match the set with a used 910 5W. It was the last year they made them in lefty.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

I bought into the WRX hype and ordered a f6 baffler and play it at 17.5* a few months all...  I suspect it'll be in the bag for a long while
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:35 PM

TEE fairways are reliably neutral in my experience.  Pick the head shape you like, and the Ti face ones are all hot with med/low spin.  

Callaway's recent Pro models play a bit open and launch with low spin when paired with a good shaft.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:35 PM

I'm getting a new 5 wood and I've got it down to Epic SZ, JPX 900, ST 180, G400.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

aeroburner 5 wood..... Forgiving and loooooooong.  I got it for $30 too.  I don't think you'll find a better combo of performance and price.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

View PostMikey5e, on 14 May 2018 - 05:51 PM, said:

Is there such a thing as a best 5-wood? Or is it just a matter of opinions? I think the latter.
You’re correct...... it’s ALL a matter of opinion and “what I’m bagging”, .


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:10 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 15 May 2018 - 10:35 PM, said:

I'm getting a new 5 wood and I've got it down to Epic SZ, JPX 900, ST 180, G400.

I came over from a 915 F and prefer the feel and sound of the JPX 900 fairway. Speeder shaft is awesome that comes standard.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:42 PM

you v steel savages never hit a 200 tour smoothie 5 wood
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:49 PM

XXio
Turn over damnit!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:27 AM

View PostBaitkiller, on 16 May 2018 - 08:49 PM, said:

XXio

This is not the time for hugs and kisses
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

I would give Callaway Steelhead a shot. They feel solid and forgiving! :)


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:18 AM

I've been in the market for a 5 wood, and I made the mistake of only looking at the new models. None of them really fit my eye how I wanted. I started digging. XHot, X2Hot, XR(16). I ended up with an 18* GBB Alpha 815.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

I own a lot of fairway woods, and some are very easy to hit and others just require to much to get airborne. I just picked up a GBB 2015 5 wood to give it a try and it has taken the #1 spot. I did knock it down an 1/4 inch and down 2 degrees as well. Super easy to elevate, and it goes straight. The only club close is the G25. I would like to try the XR16 again, maybe I missed something. I am not a big hitter, but went 197 yards with the GBB 5 wood, and that is amazing. The trajectory is what really gets me, not to high, and long. Yes, I have the M2, and various TEE offerings as well, but the GBB gets the nod. I have a problem fading the G25, or it would have stayed in the bag as it is very easy to elevate. These clubs are not that expensive so it is a very good buy. Mine has the Kuro Kage 50 G shaft, and it looks great.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

I have this weird thing about fairway woods and I think other people do too. I bought an Aeroburner 5W from eBay basically because I wanted the shaft. It was just an AD DI 7S. The first thing I noticed when I got it was the strike pattern was about the size of a quarter center face a touch high. Clearly this was a pretty good ball strikers club. I game the thing and it felt great. Like someone who builds clubs built this. For all I know it could’ve just been a TM standard, but when I swing weighted it, it was consistent. I joke with my buddies about certain clubs having swing DNA In it or some GoT reference about velyrian steel but I swear fairways and putters are the most feel based clubs in the bag for me.

Somewhere out there I’m thinking a guy is wishing he could have his 5W back

Short answer: find a used Aeroburner TP 5W with your shaft of choice and pray it was forged by a strike of lightning.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

It is called mojo, some clubs have it and most don't!
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

Rogue rogue rogue your boat!


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:20 PM

the rogue sz is definitely a strong possibility
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:24 PM

The one in my bag is the best 5 wood!      for me...
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:32 PM

View PostSubaruWRX, on 26 May 2018 - 11:24 PM, said:

The one in my bag is the best 5 wood!   for me...
awesome!!
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

Ping specifically the G15
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

For me,  the best 5 wood was/ is really a 6-7 wood.   I'd played 18* heads for years,  but after switching to a HL 3 wood head and adjusted down to 15.5*, I tried the same with a 21* HL SLDR 5 wood head, cranked it down to 20*, and it's been magic.  I actually carry it 3-5 yards longer than the lower lofted clubs,  and it is, of course,  easier to launch.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

Idk about best 5 wood. But I do hit my 5 wood better off the deck than the 3 wood...

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

View Postlazyjc4, on 27 May 2018 - 07:01 AM, said:

For me,  the best 5 wood was/ is really a 6-7 wood.   I'd played 18* heads for years,  but after switching to a HL 3 wood head and adjusted down to 15.5*, I tried the same with a 21* HL SLDR 5 wood head, cranked it down to 20*, and it's been magic.  I actually carry it 3-5 yards longer than the lower lofted clubs,  and it is, of course,  easier to launch.
I did the same with mine and cranked it down 2* to 20 as well. A lot easier to get off the deck and still plenty long.
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B330RX

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:02 AM

... As already stated no "best" just what works "best for me". I have always struggled with fairway woods but the F8 changed that. So solid in sound and feel, great trajectory and a perfect not too small and not too big head size. The fact that I can dial the loft up or down has been awesome and I have settled in at 17*. Paired with an Even Flow Blue 75 it has been a real game changer for me.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

Your right, all swings are different. Some want more height(love it,) and others want less spin, no thanks. Some want it to draw and others want a fade.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

Ping G anything

Titleist 915 D2
Ping G 3 W
Ping G 5W
Ping G25 Hybrid
Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
Vokey 52-08 sm4
Vokey 56-14 sm6
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